Redeemed from the Past

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17 The past. There are times we look back on the past with nothing but nostalgic feelings of good times. We look through scrapbooks of pictures that show happy faces, [...]

Do What You Ought

Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. James 4:17 We read a lot about sin when we read our Bibles. We may not even have to be church-going folks to know a lot about sin. Case in point: I didn’t grow up in a church. We [...]

WWJD: Do Good Anyway

Though they stumble, they will never fall,    for the Lord holds them by the hand. Psalm 37:24, NLT David. David was the chosen King. Anointed to be King as a young boy, at the surprise of his brothers. His brothers who all believed they should be chosen. They were older. Stronger. David was just a shepherd boy. A [...]

If you knew me then…

"Do not call to mind the former things; pay no attention to the things of old." Isaiah 43:18 Small towns are known for many things. Special places to dine. To gather. Lots of people who know you. Your family. Your past. People who remember your past. The good. The bad. The ugly. We all come [...]

You can run…but you can’t hide

Rocks. I mentioned some of them in my last post. Those I threw into the ocean of surrender. And those I threw at cars when younger. Yes. My brother and I were often bored on our little street growing up. If we were not yelling across the street for our cousins to come out and [...]

WWJD: Still casting stones?

Love doesn’t keep score of the sins of others. 1 Corinthians 13:5, MSG My husband and I have had to do some crawling back. Crawling back to the beginning of what we had at year one of a 15 year marriage. In doing so we read, and we began reading a devotion weekly that tackled [...]

We All Fall Short

"God can take what Satan meant for shame and use it for His glory." Lysa TerKeurst I blog a lot about my children here. Not only are they three of the most important people to me, but each of them has taught me many lessons on life, motherhood, love, and God. There comes a time [...]

Sin in a Gold Wrapper

For he satisfies the thirsty, and fills the hungry with good things. Psalm 107:9 If you take a good look at the picture of one of the now several candy buckets we have in our home-our constant reminder of Halloween-you will see something is missing. It is the chocolate and caramel covered cookie that comes wrapped [...]